By Richard Rost 10 days ago
TechHelp Silver, Gold, Platinum Memberships Now Available Here
I started offering TechHelp memberships on my YouTube channel about 6 months ago. At the time, I was planning on posting maybe one or two videos a week and an Extended Cut here and there. Well, fortunately it has become very popular. I'm going to continue expanding it, releasing videos more frequently (we're almost up to 100 now!)
However, I'm getting a lot of emails from people that want to join, but YouTube doesn't offer the option in their country (some of whom are already customers of mine), plus some of you have indicated that you don't want to be a member here and then also have a second billing on YouTube. I get it.
So starting today I'm going to also offer TechHelp memberships on my site as well. It's the same Silver, Gold, Platinum levels that I offer on YouTube (plus I'm changing up Diamond soon to offer even more perks). This way, however, I can control the billing myself and offer memberships to areas YouTube doesn't.
You can sign up month-to-month here just like on YouTube, or you can prepay an annual membership at a 20% discount. If you're an existing member on YouTube, feel free to let that membership run its course for the rest of this month and then you can sign up here if you'd like the discounted annual rate.
One of the main benefits of being a member, is that you get your questions answered before all of the non members. I've currently got about 500 questions "in the queue" from all kinds of folks who find me on YouTube, Twitter, etc. I put members on top of that list in order (Platinum first, of course). I also give priority to my Learning Connection, MYOLP, and Access Insider members as well. If you fall in multiple categories, you go even higher.
Silver Members get access to all of the Extended Cut videos. This is the major perk, and the main reason to sign up. As of today, there are nearly 100 of these, and I've been averaging 3 or 4 new videos every week. They cover lots of topics that I don't normally cover in my regular classes. People ask me all the time, "I'm already a student, why should I subscribe to this?" Well, that's why! Consider this my almost-daily video blog where I cover all kinds of various topics about Access (and other titles too, more coming). I don't do live sessions that often, but when I do, Silver Members and up get access to them. I plan on adding more of these in the future. Silver members also get a 10% discount on all of my courses.
Gold Members get the Silver perks, plus access to my Code Vault (a repository of VBA code from a lot of my projects that you can reference at any time) in addition to the Download Folder where I put all of the databases I build in the TechHelp Extended Cut videos. Gold members also get a 20% discount on all of my courses.
Platinum Members get the Gold and Silver perks, plus access to all of my Beginner and some of my Expert courses. Platinum members also get a 50% discount on all of my courses. Best of all, your questions go to the top of the TechHelp queue!
I have an option on YouTube for Diamond Sponsors but I haven't gotten any (insert sad face here). This was going to be for people to get a shout-out and their name on a "Sponsors" slide at the end of my videos, but I've had no takers in 6 months, so I'm going to reuse that level for something else... it'll be a surprise.
Please note that membership signups aren't fully automated yet. The order form works just fine, but I have to manually code the back-end part into my Access database. Your membership should be set up by the following business day at the latest. I've been very good with this lately. Hey, there's a pandemic going on and I work from home. Every. Day. Also, if you sign up on my site, then you have to watch the Extended Cut videos here on my site. They won't work for you on YouTube. They're the same videos, however.
Got questions? Post 'em below.